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Fun facts about helicopters

People have always been fascinated by the flying machines. With their unique design, versatility and great technology, the helicopters have been used for various activities. From rescue missions to private trips, there is no wonder that these rotorcrafts are a popular choice for many individuals across the world. Whether you fly it to work so that you can avoid the traffic jams, or you use it as a hobby, there are some fun facts that can surprise you.

Many persons think that the Chinese were the first ones who flew a helicopter. Although it was not one that could carry humans or resembled the aircrafts everyone knows today, the ancient creators from the East have put together a bamboo toy which bewitched numerous generations of children and was later known as the Chinese top. Despite the fact that there are different models of it, the Chinese have illustrated perfectly one of the most important desires of mankind.

The history has shown that a long time after its appearance, the chopper has challenged the imagination of multiple inventors throughout the civilized nations from the West. An important figure that contributed to this masterpiece is Leonardo Da Vinci who created in the 15th century a sketch of an “aerial screw” that he thought it could fly vertically. The genius spent countless hours on the fields and observed the birds which helped him create dozens of wing structures on paper.

If you are interested in a holiday trip to inspiring regions of the world, plan a safe journey for you and your escorts with a helicopter and spend beautiful moments together on http://www.eros.com. It is widely known that the chopper offers a greater chance of survival than an airplane in case the engine fails. It is conceived so that pilots can land them safely even when the engine stops during flight due to the autorotation of the rotor blades.

Even if these machines fly slower than the airplanes, they are very good for saviors to reach difficult locations like http://uk.eros.com/england/london/ when they are on emergency operations because they can take off or land vertically and can be used in bad weather conditions due to their easy maneuvers. Copters can carry weights such as tanks of water for forest fires. Since their first rescue situation in 1944, millions of people have been saved by these rotorcrafts during wars and other natural catastrophes.

Though there have been many ideas of helicopters, it was only in 1907 that these were lifted from the ground for 20 seconds and in 1936 that the first operational helicopter was built. Since then, they have been implicated in transportation, military missions, traffic surveillance, tourism, photography, health, and even to carry houses. The fastest speed a whirlybird has reached is 258 mph when it traveled over Florida, while the longest distance one has transited is 2213 miles.

Helicopters are wonderful creations that can help you relieve stress after long hours at your job and make you feel free. You can bring your loved ones for a one-of-a-kind ride and offer them an unforgettable adventure. Let your passion for the flying machines carry you to mesmerizing places and watch the picturesque sunsets in the evening. Make sure you explore all the intriguing locations you can find and break your limits with a helicopter journey!

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May 28 2009, 01:53 PM

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